Laura Ye is an illustrator and comic book artist. Before arriving in New York, she lived in Shanghai, China, often referred to as the “Pearl of the Orient,” a place she still considers home. She grew up in a melting pot of different cultures-- an experience that shapes much of her identity. Since she could hold a pen, Laura has not stopped drawing, and it became as natural and essential as breathing. She enjoys telling stories about family, love, culture, and loneliness using a mix of various traditional and digital mediums.